Denise Goldberg's blog

Friday, November 24, 2017

waves

Yesterday felt like a good day for a walk on the beach. I headed to Reid State Park in Georgetown, Maine for a bit of a wander.

As soon as I arrived I heard the sound of the waves. It's always good to walk by the ocean.

waves at Reid State Park

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

bright

A bright pink bougainvillea brings a touch of color on this gray and rainy day.

bougainvillea

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

return to The Point

My last visit to check the murals of The Point in Salem was in late September. I chose not to visit in October since Salem with its history of witchcraft really gears up for Halloween. With today's (relative) November warmth it was time for a walk among the murals. During my last visit I saw murals in progress; today I saw the finished art.

I was fascinated by the change in the mural titled "The Lovechild 2017" by Chor Boogie. Only the top of the mural was in progress when I saw it in September. The full mural is fascinating!

mural by Chor Boogie

mural by Chor Boogie

mural by Chor Boogie

More photos from today's visit are in the gallery walls and water :: Salem, MA starting with this photo and ending here.

flipped seasons

I was delighted to see blueberries at Whole Foods this week. It's well past the blueberry season here - these fresh beauties come from Peru. They were grown by Talsa, a family-owned company in the Trujillo valley of Peru.

Talsa’s new exciting blueberry project, which is the result of Rafael Quevedo's vision, will have over 1,000 hectares of blueberries that will reach maturity during the next few years and will make Talsa and Peru one of the largest blueberry producers in the world.

from the Talsa page of the Gold Cup Fresh website

The taste? wonderful!

blueberries from Peru

Sunday, November 19, 2017

chrysanthemums

Longwood Gardens is a place that I always enjoy visiting.

Last week's visit allowed me to experience the Chrysanthemum Festival. The exhibit includes 13 mum classifications; the variety is simply amazing.

chrysanthemum

chrysanthemum

chrysanthemum

More photos from this visit can be seen in the gallery Longwood Gardens :: 2017 starting with this photo and ending here.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

lines of light

Thursday's walk was graced with changing light. Sun sneaking through the clouds created patterns both in the sky and on the ground.

lines of light, Valley Forge National Historical Park

Friday, November 17, 2017

mirrored

Calm inland waters provided a canvas for reflections, creating a mirrored image.

reflections in inland waters, Portsmouth, NH
on Peirce Island, Portsmouth, NH

Thursday, November 16, 2017

changing sky

It was a good morning for a walk at the Valley Forge National Historical Park.

The sky was pure blue when I started with an occasional puff of a white cloud decorating the blue. As I walked the inner loop of the Joseph Plumb Martin trail the steady wind blew dark gray clouds in, obscuring the sun. A few raindrops fell.

As I was driving back, a band of heavy rain appeared. It disappeared quickly, leaving the sky blue again.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

to Longwood Gardens

Today was a good day to visit Longwood Gardens.

It's close to the end of the Chrysanthemum Festival, providing a chance to see many different varieties of these beautiful flowers. Some I easily recognize but there are others that I wouldn't recognize without seeing the signs and exhibit details.

chrysanthemums at Longwood Gardens

Sunday, November 12, 2017

impressionist painting

A lone autumn-colored tree in a sea of evergreens creates a reflection that reminds me of an impressionist painting.

late afternoon reflection as impressionist painting